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Free adaptive cycling program returns this summer with Outdoors for All!

Left: A cyclist enjoys a ride on one of Outdoors for All’s trikes. Right: A cyclist uses a handcycle. Photo credit: Outdoors for All

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  • Come experience the joy of cycling this summer with the Outdoors for All Foundation!
  • We’re partnering to help fund this program that provides a fleet of nearly 200 free adaptive cycle rentals, with a focus on serving people with disabilities of all ages.
  • How to participate:
    • Dates: May 1 through September 30 (closed on Memorial Day, 4th of July, & Labor Day)
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rentals at 5 p.m.)
    • Location: Magnuson Park in northeast Seattle
    • Address: 6344 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115 (Building 406)
  • Know before you go:
    • Bike availability is first-come, first-served
    • Helmets are required for all riders, and provided if needed
    • Program serves people ages 7 and up
    • Group sizes are limited to 4 people
    • 1 additional bike available at no cost for a caregiver, friend, or family member.
  • To learn more, please visit the Outdoors for All website (click on “Cycling/Biking” for helpful information about the rental program).
  • If you have any questions, you can reach Outdoors for All at (206) 838-6030 or

With summer right around the corner, we’re excited to share this year’s Outdoors for All adaptive cycling program schedule! Outdoors for All offers adaptive cycle rentals for children and adults with disabilities at the Adaptive Cycling Center in Magnuson Park.

The cycling center will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rentals at 5 p.m.) starting May 1 and continuing through September 30! Note: the center will be closed on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

The adaptive cycling program is just part of Outdoors for All’s work with the community to make outdoor activities more accessible and enjoyable for children and adults with disabilities. The spring and summer cycling program has one of the largest fleets of adaptive cycles in the country, with around 200 adaptive bikes.

Two adults pedal on a tandem cycle at an outdoor park. A pathway, grass, and trees are in the image. Both people are wearing helmets and pink and red long-sleeved shirts.
Sasha and Charles enjoying Outdoors for All’s new tandem cycle. Photo Credit: Outdoors for All

Adaptive cycle options include:

  • Handcycles for individuals with limited or no leg movement
  • Recumbent and therapy trikes for those who need more stability
  • Hand and foot-powered cycles for children
  • Tandem cycles for individuals who want a guide while riding
  • Standard 2-wheeled bicycles and Striders

This is the 4th year SDOT and Outdoors for All have been partners, with SDOT providing funds to ensure rentals are free for everyone who wants to experience cycling. This year also marks the 10-year anniversary of Outdoors for All sharing their adaptive cycling program with the community! Cheers to 10 years!

Did you know?

Our funding support of the Outdoor for All adaptive cycle rental program helped provide more than 750 rides to the community in the summer of 2022, totaling approximately 1,200 hours of riding. From 2019-2022, the program has reached more than 650 people who have collectively taken over 1,700 rides.

“JT has been training throughout the summer 2022 season and completed his longest ride yet on Saturday, August 13. He is a former Ski for All participant, but just joined the cycling center this past season. Early in the season, he rode 15 miles around Magnuson Park. After learning that he could also take the rental bikes to the Burke-Gilman, he started planning longer and longer routes, with the goal of riding 40 miles roundtrip to Marymoor Park.”

– Program Coordinator Brooke Nelson

A person uses a hand-pedal cycle while riding around a pathway in a park. The person is wearing a gray helmet. The cycle's frame is red. Large trees and grass are in the background.
JT riding a handcycle. Photo credit: Outdoors for All

“After training for over 10 weeks, he set out on his Marymoor ride on Saturday, August 13. An Adaptive Cycling Center Coordinator was able to offer ride support, but JT did not need any assistance. His handling skills and ability to climb hills using his back wheels set him apart from other hand cyclists. We also saw him grow over the season in learning about basic maintenance, route planning, and cycling nutrition to complete his goal. After the long ride, JT decided to adapt his season goal to riding a double marathon (52.4 miles) before the end of September.”

– Program Coordinator Brooke Nelson

In addition to regular daily rental services, you can also stay tuned for several community events Outdoors for All will be attending this summer. Follow Outdoors for All and our SDOT social media accounts for the latest details: (@outdoorsforall and @seattledot).

Thanks for your interest, and we hope you can come take a ride soon!